About Us

Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation

Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a federally chartered “Section 17” Tribal business corporation wholly owned by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA).

The Executive Council formed the THTBC in 2010 as a vehicle to generate new revenue for the Tribe and THTBC is governed by a board of directors.

THTBC serves as a holding company with over a dozen subsidiaries that operate as Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) engaged in multiple lines of business.

Mission

Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a wholly owned business enterprise of Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska whose mission is to engage in, carry on and conduct business to improve the economic condition of the Tribe.

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

Founded in 1935, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council) is a tribal government representing more than 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide. We are a sovereign entity and have a government to government relationship with the United States.

Central Council’s headquarters are in Juneau, Alaska but our commitment to serving the Tlingit and Haida people extends throughout the United States. We have over 8,000 tribal members in Western Washington alone.

About Our Logo

The Copper Shield, the “Tináa”

Southeast Alaska Natives call such copper shields Tináa and all along the Pacific Northwest they were a symbol of wealth and status.

Copper Shield

Tlingit and Haida Tribal Business Corporation was formed and tasked with the mission of developing businesses to help improve the economic condition of our Tribe. We selected the traditional symbol of the Tináa to remind and inspire us to carry forward our mission.

 

 

History

chiefly regalia items

 

 

 

 

The full set of chiefly regalia consisted of a Chilkat blanket, leggings, an apron, a frontlet and a pair of Raven rattles (or a drum). A chief was also likely to own a shield-shaped plate of native copper; this was a symbol of wealth that was displayed at feasts and could be exchanged or substituted for other commodities. After a chief’s death, his coppers were often fastened on his memorial pole.

Among the Tlingit tribe, it is called such copper shields Tináa and all along the Pacific Northwest they are a symbol of wealth and status.

The Haida Nation and the Tlingit Nation have existed as two separate and distinct people since time immemorial. This great land (Aani) known as Southeast Alaska is the ancestral home of the Tlingit and Haida people.

Our people have always lived on these sacred and wondrous lands and waters of Southeast Alaska as the original occupants and guardians. Prior to contact our land always remained in balance, maintained that way by our good stewardship, hard work, wise laws, and respect